Category Archives: Alcohol Policy

NABI’s Bill Earle: Short Term, U.S. Importers Can Make Quick Profit; NABI Will Support TTB Proposal

Bill Earle, president, National Association of Beverage Importers, while noting that it is far to early to see the full impact of the vote, told Kane’s Beverage News Daily one immediate impact is that beverage importers will, at least for … Continue reading

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A-B Distributor Takes Down Banners After Tribe Files Lawsuit

R.A. Jeffreys, the Raleigh, N.C., distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, removed banners that contained the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’s logo and “Heritage, Pride & Strength” slogan. The move came after attorneys representing the North Carolina-recognized, 55,000-member tribe filed a trademark … Continue reading

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How a Bill to Help One Craft Distiller Might Hurt Another

We’ll admit to a bias in favor of smaller businesses.  So you’d think we’d be all for bills, such as the one passed by the Illinois legislature but not yet signed by Gov. Bruyce Rauner that would allow craft distillers … Continue reading

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WSWA Urges NY Legislators to Uphold 3-Tier System, But Bill Passes

The New York Assembly passed, 90-6, a bill limited the State Liquor Authority’s ability to penalize licensees who ship wine into other states in violation of their laws. Passage comes nearly a year after Empire Wine was cited for sending wine to … Continue reading

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New York Gov, Legislators Agree to Expand Sunday Alcohol Sales

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders agreed to allow alcohol to be sold earlier on Sundays, broaden retail sales by producers and reduce fees for wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries statewide. “We’ve worked hard to cut red … Continue reading

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PLCB Pledges to Move Quickly on Wine Modernization

PLCB Pledges to Move Quickly on Wine Modernization In the wake of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing of a wine privatization bill, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) said it will move as quickly as possible in establishing new licensing … Continue reading

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